Animal Art Adventures
A penguin Picasso. A walrus Warhol. A dolphin Dali. The Zoo has lots of
talented animal artists who can create a one-of-a-kind work of art just for
you! Choose from one of our four
Animal Art Adventure programs: Dolphin,
Penguin or Pinniped (seal,
sea lion or walrus). These special experiences take you and up to three
guests behind the scenes to meet one of our animal artists that will then
create a personalized painting just for you to take home. You can even choose the colors!
Requirements for Participation
• The cost for an Animal Art Adventure is $260.00.
• Participants of an Animal Art Adventure must be at least 6 years old.
If a participant is under the age of 14 years they must be accompanied by a
paid adult participant.
• Participants of an Animal Art Adventure must have a signed
waiver of liability before beginning the
Art Adventure. Participants under the age of 18
years will need this waiver signed by a parent or guardian.
• If someone in the group has a special need or mobility issue, please
contact us in advance so that we can better accommodate the need.
Art Adventure programs run on select Saturdays throughout the
year. Participants will meet a Zoo Instructor in the Hix Institute who will
guide them on this adventure. Art Adventures sell out fast, so register now!
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at 317-630-2000 for more information.
Learn More About Our Artistic Animals!
Not only are dolphins amongst the world's most intelligent
animals, they are fantastic painters as well! A Dolphin
Art Adventure takes participants behind the scenes where you will
meet a dolphin up close and learn about some of things that make this
dolphin unique in our pod. The fantastic artwork the
dolphin creates will be yours to take home!
As the world's largest land mammal, elephants may seem
cumbersome. But did you know their agile prehensile trunks
also allow them to do some amazing work with an artist's brush?
An Elephant Art Adventure takes participants behind the scenes
in the elephant barn, where they meet an elephant, learn about
some of things that make this elephant unique in our herd and
walk away with their very own piece of elephant artwork!
Talk about happy feet — our penguins can not only keep the
beat, they can also create beautiful art! A Penguin Art
Adventure will take participants behind the scenes in
Oceans, where they will meet a penguin, learn about some of
things that make these marine birds unique in the bird world,
and receive their own penguin art! This program is
available from April through August.
Who knew that natural swimmers could also paint such
beautiful pictures? Belonging to a group known
as pinnipeds, our seals, sea lions and walruses have an amazing
knack for art! In our Pinniped Art Adventures, participants will meet a seal, sea lion or walrus, learn about some of
things that make that animal unique in the group and get your
very own pinniped art! (Please note that only one of the
three animals will be chosen for your adventure. Also,
we cannot accept special requests for the pinniped used.) This
program is available on select dates in March and April.